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Old 11-12-2023, 10:19 AM   #1381
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Vassarious will complement the efforts with some intimidation...

I presume we can give them the +4 for a show of Strength given they have defeated them in battle and they are helpless with their vulnerabilities revealed.

Will Based Faceman! for Intimidation 13 (+4 for Show of Strength)

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4 + 2 + 6 = 12 ... success

"Your only hope of survival is to tell us everything you know, and hope we will suffer you to live. It is within our power to incapacitate you and allow you to live through this, but far easier to destroy you now. Make your choice!
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Old 11-13-2023, 08:02 AM   #1382
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"Maybe you don't need to die. We've beaten you before, and that was with more than twice as many of you. You quit Bel's service, and tell us what you know, you don't die today."

I suppose he might have a response along the lines of "I swore oaths to Bel that will kill me/make me suffer forever if I don't obey."
"I cannot betray my oaths to my king."



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"OK, well maybe you don't break your oath, just be bad at following it. Surely if Bel dies the oaths go with him."
"I may twist my oath... but only to a point"


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Vassarious will complement the efforts with some intimidation...

I presume we can give them the +4 for a show of Strength given they have defeated them in battle and they are helpless with their vulnerabilities revealed.

Will Based Faceman! for Intimidation 13 (+4 for Show of Strength)

3d6 <= 17
4 + 2 + 6 = 12 ... success

"Your only hope of survival is to tell us everything you know, and hope we will suffer you to live. It is within our power to incapacitate you and allow you to live through this, but far easier to destroy you now. Make your choice!

"I will not tell you everything. If that's what you seek, kill me now. Pain has lost its effect on me, and it seems death calls either way."


"I can tell you what is known of you: Bel's Night circle of Magicians foretold of two great warriors and deadly magician seeking his death from the north. You hold the secret to defeating each other. We were sent to find you, and test your strength. I confess to being impressed."
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Old 11-14-2023, 09:29 AM   #1383
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"Well, do you think we should do him in?"
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Old 11-15-2023, 08:52 PM   #1384
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Vassarious will inquire if Yi has, or if they could secure a trustworthy agent that could keep a bonfire going and keep these foes disabled until their work is done.

They would prefer that they be allowed to live if they can be secured until they are no longer a threat.
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Old 11-16-2023, 07:12 AM   #1385
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Vassarious will inquire if Yi has, or if they could secure a trustworthy agent that could keep a bonfire going and keep these foes disabled until their work is done.
Yi: "I'm from a far-off land, so no. If you're good with a shovel, we could bury them*, and it might take them days to get out. It would take a while to dig, but much longer for them to get out."


*since you're explicitly asking for advice: the idea occurred to me a few days ago.
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Old 11-16-2023, 10:04 PM   #1386
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Vassarious will attempt to enlist Yi to assist them in questioning the prisoners to learn more about Bel's defenses, as Yi has reported having significant knowledge already and will know if they are telling the truth and hopefully get more detail...

Bel's method of permanent demise seems less of a concerning thing when considering how relatively simple it is to keep an "almost dead" corpse from regaining consciousness while we figure it out.

Once we extract all the information we feel we can, I'm good with burying them...

Vassarious will quietly ask Halcyone their opinion on if they should reveal their shapeshifting to Yi by becoming something suited to digging them a deep hole faster than would otherwise be possible...
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Old 11-17-2023, 08:36 AM   #1387
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Yi: "I'm from a far-off land, so no. If you're good with a shovel, we could bury them*, and it might take them days to get out. It would take a while to dig, but much longer for them to get out."

*since you're explicitly asking for advice: the idea occurred to me a few days ago.
This was actually an idea I had earlier, but I wasn't sure if we had a shovel...


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Bel's method of permanent demise seems less of a concerning thing when considering how relatively simple it is to keep an "almost dead" corpse from regaining consciousness while we figure it out.
I mean I'm kind of figuring that Bel's immortality is souped up, and attacks will fail to hit and such.
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Once we extract all the information we feel we can, I'm good with burying them...
"Well, I had half a mind dumping them at the villa. Maybe being freed from their oaths could change their loyalties... They're not inept..."

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Vassarious will quietly ask Halcyone their opinion on if they should reveal their shapeshifting to Yi by becoming something suited to digging them a deep hole faster than would otherwise be possible...
"Let's keep that in the back pocket for now; do you think you could transform subtly to do this?"
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Old 11-19-2023, 08:29 PM   #1388
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Vassarious will make subtle adaptations to assist in the digging without being overtly majorly shapeshifting, to assist in digging the living graves....
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Old 11-20-2023, 09:01 AM   #1389
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This was actually an idea I had earlier, but I wasn't sure if we had a shovel...

I mean I'm kind of figuring that Bel's immortality is souped up, and attacks will fail to hit and such.

"Well, I had half a mind dumping them at the villa. Maybe being freed from their oaths could change their loyalties... They're not inept..."

"Let's keep that in the back pocket for now; do you think you could transform subtly to do this?"
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Vassarious will make subtle adaptations to assist in the digging without being overtly majorly shapeshifting, to assist in digging the living graves....
Bel produces a small wooden shovel, An V forms hands that are substantially better than human for digging.



In this form, V can dig BL (180) x1 cubic feet in an hour. with a 3 foot by 7 foot hole, that's about eight feet deep in an hour. Yi hands Halcyone the shovel to help (BL (80) x 1 cubic feet in an hour), and guards the prisoners. In an hour and a half, you can put both of them much more than six feet under.



They're not terribly happy about it, and the leader asks for a marker over his grave.



Yi: "Oh, be happy that its too big a pain to kill you properly."


You have two days before you arrive at Ninsunu's family cave complex. Tonight you rest near a nomad's well, under the stars, on blankets. The sky is clear: Yi remarks its bad weather for sneaking up on someone from the sky, and that tomorrow you have to cross the main river.



As he sleeps, you notice he is doing so in his full gear: behavior that is most uncomfortable.
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Old 11-20-2023, 11:03 AM   #1390
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Bel produces a small wooden shovel, An V forms hands that are substantially better than human for digging.
[Sing-song] "Digging a hole. Digging a hole. Big deep hole, that's where you're gonna go."
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They're not terribly happy about it, and the leader asks for a marker over his grave.
I think better of rolling the boulder into the hole and giving them a sarcastic oops.
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"I guess we'll have to ford the river."
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As he sleeps, you notice he is doing so in his full gear: behavior that is most uncomfortable.
"Worried about something?"
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